Concept Selection or FEED – The Distinction

The Concept Selection stage is not a FEED stage. Looking at the right perspective, Concept Selection is a precursor to FEED. The danger of not having the distinction of these stages during project implementation is the opportunity missed to consider other options as there is a focus on a selected few.

Concept selection should provide all the possibilities such as technical, environmental, delivery or economic  are all considered for the project. Economic given the least consideration as the most economic at this stage is not necessarily the most economical considering the lifetime of the project.

It should be kept in mind that Concept Selection is concept selection and not FEED.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).